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    Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: men  law  poor  rules 
     
    Girls like to be played with, and rumpled a little too, sometimes.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: girls 
     
    The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I had gained a new friend. When I read a book over I have perused before, it resembles the meeting with an old one.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: time  friends  book  read  meeting 
     
    We seldom speak of the virtue which we have, but much oftener of that which we lack.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: virtue 
     
    Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: hope 
     
    Silence gives consent.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: silence 
     
    Hope, like the gleaming taper's light,Adorns and cheers our way;And still, as darker grows the night,Emits a brighter ray.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: hope 
     
    You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    I was ever of the opinion, that the honest man who married and brought up a large family, did more service than he who continued single, and only talked of population.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: men  service  opinion 
     
    The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: law  virtue 
     
    The greatest object in the universe, says a certain philosopher, is a good man struggling with adversity; yet there is still a greater, which is the good man who comes to relieve it.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    Little things are great to little men.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: men 
     
    The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: true  speech 
     
    Tenderness is a virtue.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: virtue 
     
    One man is born with a silver spoon in his mouth, and the other with a wooden ladle.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: men 
     
    The fortunate circumstances of our lives are generally found, at last, to be of our own producing.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: live 
     
    Ridicule has always been the enemy of enthusiasm, and the only worthy opponent to ridicule is success.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: enemies  enemy  success 
     
    Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: true 
     
    Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: journey  bad 
     
    Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: evil  real 
     
    Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: time  success 
     
    I love everything that's old, - old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: time  friends  book 
     
    In all the silent manliness of grief.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: grief 
     
    People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: people 
     
    Though very poor, may still be very blest.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: poor 
     
    It is not easy to recover an art when once lost.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: lost 
     
    I have found by experience that they who have spent all their lives in cities contract not only an effeminacy of habit, but of thinking.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    The wisdom of the ignorant somewhat resembles the instinct of animals; it is diffused in but a very narrow sphere, but within the circle it acts with vigor, uniformity, and success.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: wisdom  success  instinct 
     
    And the weak soul, within itself unbless'd, Leans for all pleasure on another's breast.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: soul  pleasure 
     
    In proportion as society refines, new books must ever become more necessary.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: society  book 
     
    The person whose clothes are extremely fine I am too apt to consider as not being possessed of any superiority of fortune, but resembling those Indians who are found to wear all the gold they have in the world in a bob at the nose.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: people  world 
     
    This same philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an arrant jade on a journey.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    Careless their merits or their faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And even his failings lean'd to Virtue's side.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: virtue  charity  pride 
     
    Life at the greatest and best is but a froward child, that must be humored and coaxed a little till it falls asleep, and then all the care is over.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: children  child  care 
     
    The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    No one but a fool would measure their satisfaction by what the world thinks of it.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: world  fools 
     
    Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: virtue 
     
    Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    Whatever mitigates the woes, or increases the happiness of others, is a just criterion of goodness; and whatever injures society at large, or any individual in it, is a criterion of iniquity.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: happiness  society 
     
    A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future.
    — Oliver Goldsmith
    tags: people  future  past  present  lies  regret  alone  wise 
     
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    oliver goldsmith
    Birth    : November 10, 1730
    Death  : April 4, 1774
    Occupation  : Novelist